Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Japanese Screaming Intense Super Sour Plum Candy


Japanese Screaming Intense Super Sour Plum Candy - Asian Food Market $1.79
Sorry for the hiccups in posting. House-buying and moving stuff has my after-work hours pretty tied up these days, but we're closing THIS FRIDAY! I'll finally get the keys and the place will be mine! Hooray!! It still needs a lot of repairs, and cleaning, before I can move in, but I'm a home owner! Which is definitely something worth screaming about.

So, let's celebrate with some Screaming Intense candy! (Will I be able to handle it?)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

#tbt Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes - Walmart

#tbt Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes - Walmart
Are you ready for another pumpkin spice throw back Thursday? I know I am!
Actually, this might be the last pumpkin spiced product in my stash. I don't see anything else hiding in my cabinet, but knowing my food hoarder ways...something might pop up in a week or two.
First world food blogger problems, am I right? Oh well, let's eat some 6 month old Cupcakes!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tropical Sour Patch Kids - Walmart

 Tropical Sour Patch Kids - Walmart
Look out guys, they're are some new kids on the block! Sour Patch Kids came out with a new mix. Will it be just as good as the original version? Or is it a flop? We shall see!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Quickie Chips Reviews: Southwestern Queso & Beer n' Brats

Southwestern Queso 

Smell: They smell like normal Cheddar & Sour Cream potato chips with a touch of taco seasoning.

Taste: Tostito's salsa con queso is one of my favorite guilty pleasures, so I was hoping this would be similar, but in chip-form, and sadly, it's not. In all fairness, this claims to be "queso," not "salso con queso," so maybe I was just setting my expectations a little too high, but I'm really glad I got this little bag because I'd never finish a giant one. These taste like cheddar-chips with some paprika and onion powder. Cheddar is the boldest flavor here, and even with the hints of veggie powders (bell peppers, onion and tomato), I find them to be pretty one-note and not all that enjoyable. But, I don't like cheddar and sour cream chips either. I prefer my cheesy snacks in cracker, curl, or crunchy Cheeto-form.

Beer 'n Brats 

Smell: These kind of remind me of the Hot Dog Pringles I reviewed a while back. (Which were surprisingly good!) Already these are way better than the other beer-based chips I've reviewed. (Which smelled like stale beer left out at a party.) If I had to guess the flavoring based on the scent alone, I never in a million years would have guessed these were beer-related. Mostly these smell like hot dogs and a little sauerkraut.

Taste: The bratwurst flavoring is what I noticed first, although it tastes more like bologna lunch meat than a cooked brat, but then the more complex aftertaste kicks in. If you get a chip with a lot of powdered seasoning on it, the aftertaste is more like the stale beer flavoring I've experienced before, which I am not a fan of, but the lighter seasoned chips have more of a sauerkraut-like finish which I like a LOT more. As most of you know, I still don't like beer. (I always try them since b/f likes it a lot, but none of them ever appeal to me beyond a few sips.) So this flavor is another "meh," for me personally, but if you really like hot dogs, bologna, beer, and chips...this could be your new favorite snack!

Both flavors are busts for me and my taste-buds. With that being the case, I'm really glad I was able to find them in these mini-bags at Walmart, because I'd be really bummed out if I wasted my money on the larger bags. Everyone likes different things, so if you're a fan of sour cream and cheddar chips, I bet the queso would be a great change of pace while keeping the cheese-y flavoring you love in the forefront. Beer and hotdog (or bologna) fans, you might think the Beer n' Brats hit it out of the park.

For a cheddar and sour cream chip hater like me, who isn't too keen on beer, I can finish both of these little bags, but I can't see myself ever repurchasing either flavor. Especially not in their full-sized form.
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Meltyblend Strawberry & Blueberry Chocolates

Meltyblend Strawberry & Blueberry Chocolates - Asian Food Markets $3.49 each
I know updating has been pretty sporadic while I finish up all this house-buying-business, but today I've got 2 reviews mashed up into one!

We've got Meiji's Meltyblend in, not one, but two fancy fruity flavors: strawberry, and blueberry!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tea π Peach Oolong Tea - Asian Food Markets


Tea π Peach Oolong Tea - Asian Food Markets $1.79
First off, hello to anyone stopping by after my food tasting and discussion at the Cherry Hill Public Library, and welcome to the blog!
If you don't know what I'm talking about, a few days ago I posted an event on facebook stating that I'd be doing a small panel at the local library's comic-con, highlighting Asian snacks, sweets, and the local markets where you can find them. (Like those DBZ cheese puffs, or those bakeable Kit-Kats.) 
If you were wondering what I was sipping on during the discussion, it was this: Chinese Peach Oolong Tea! I picked it up a the Asian Food Market just last week. The labeling caught my eye thanks to it's bold, flat, illustrations and if you turn it over, there's even an adorable little wiener dog! (Check him out under the cut.)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Coming Soon: Lifesavers Gummies COOLERS & NEONS

Image © Lifesavers Website


I was doing a little research while I was writing up my latest Lifesavers Gummies review and noticed a new flavor "coming soon" on their website. Take a look at these!

We've got 5 different drink-inspired flavors.
- Cherry Limeade (Interesting...) 
- Raspberry Iced Tea (Really wanna see how this one works out...)
- Fruit Punch (Kind of a cop-out) 
- Blue Raspberry Slushy (Another cop-out)
- Watermelon Breeze (Kind of a cop-out too, but I'm still mildly interested)
Image © CandyWarehouse
Also on Shelves right now are Lifesavers Gummies NEONS, which are oddly enough not mentioned on the website at all.

We've got 5...Neon-inspired flavors? What does that mean? I don't know either...
- Bold Berry (...what?)
- Orange Pop (How will it be different than orange?)
- Pink Punch (Pink Fruit Punch?) 
- Cherry Lime Splash (Wait a minute...I smell a repeat)
- Electric Lemonade (Great band name!)

 What do you guys think? Will you be trying either flavor?
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Lifesavers Gummies Exotics - Target $1.50


Lifesavers Gummies Exotics - Target $1.50
Two candy reviews from the same store back to back? Yup! Those jelly beans were so bad that I had to review something else to get the bad taste out of my mouth.

Oddly enough, these were also on sale at Target, and like Starbursts, this is another candy aisle staple that rarely disappoints. Sure, I wasn't a huge fan of the Paradise Mix, but the Tangy Collisions, Wild Berries and standard mixes are awesome!

Let's hope this will do the trick and lift my sugar-infused spirits.